Hawaii snorkeling is a fun activity available to almost any
skill level of swimmer, where you can discover a
breathtaking array of Hawaii’s most exotic sea life a few
yards from shore. Colorful coral, lava flows, turtles and
more than 700 species of fish are found in the clear, high-
visibility waters warmed to an average temperature of 75-80
degrees Fahrenheit. Getting yourself outfitted is no problem,
as there are dozens if not hundreds of rental
facilities around, ranging in price from $10-20 day, and if
you’re staying at a resort you can possibly score free
equipment available to their guests.
Once you’re outfitted and ready for some Hawaii snorkeling,
head out to some of Hawaii’s best snorkeling venues. Likely
the most well-known of these is Molokini. The Molokini
crater is what’s left of an extinct volcano a few miles off
Maui, shaped like a crescent moon. This is s must-see spot!
Other great Hawaii snorkeling locations on Maui include
Honolua Bay, Kapalua Bay and Makena landing. Honolua is
regarded by locals as the best snorkeling and diving spot on
Maui, while Kapalua Bay boasts calm waters, safe swimming,
and one of the world’s best beaches. Makena offers excellent
cave snorkeling, and endangered green sea turtles. Other
Hawaii snorkeling spots worth getting wet in would be
Hanauma Bay Nature Park on Oahu, a marine preserve; and
Waimea Bay, best known for it’s surfing. In fact, during
winter months snorkeling isn’t permitted due to high surf.
On the Big Island there’s Kealakekua Bay and Hapuna Beach.
If your Hawaii snorkeling plans take you to Kauai, try Ke’e
Beach and Po`ipu Beach Park.
Wherever your Hawaii snorkeling trip takes you in the
islands rest assured that there is practically no bad place
to dip your feet in! Be safe though; don’t snorkel alone,
snorkel in safe waters, observe warning signs, and beware of
high surf. And don’t feed the fish! They’ve survived
centuries without Cheezits; don’t get them started now!
Your Hawaii snorkeling adventure is waiting just under the
warm waters of whichever island you choose. Don’t forget